Fiona is now officially the fastest woman ever to run a marathon on all 7 continents aggregate time as well as the fastest woman to run a marathon on all 7 continents plus the North Pole in aggregate time as well as elapsed time.
Famous for her successes in extreme marathons from the Marathon des Sables to the North Pole Marathon and her appearances on TV, Fiona and this ultimate accolade, is proof positive that the human body can get all it needs from plants. Fiona comments, “Really proud, relived and excited to have achieved all of this, to help animals and The Vegan Society. And I can’t wait to see my entry in the Guinness World Records book.”
And Fiona’s amazing work doesn’t just stop here. On 7th September she will be competing in the Great North Run. This is a massive achievement – especially as Fiona is only athlete around crossing over from Ultra distance running to the Elite road running. The Elite Start will mean that she will amongst around only 20 of some of the best runners in the world on the Start Line. You can’t buy a place, you simply have to be judged good enough and not many runners are.
And on 9th November she will be assuming her ‘alter ego’ – the Ultra Running Fiona when she will be off to Mount Everest to run a 7 day trail race there. This is the highest altitude one of its kind. Obviously, very few runners, let alone women, will be joining her.
At the beginning of February she leaves for Perth in Australia when she will be attempting to start a very arduous challenge: To run 7 Marathons, in 7 days on 7 different Continents – known as 777. Then, in April Fiona will return to compete in the gruelling Marathon des Sables.
Fiona Oakes runs to help raise valuable funds for The Vegan Society www.vegansociety.com and is an honorary ambassador for the charity. Fiona is taking part in a Q&A session in association with The Vegan Society, which takes place at the VDelicious V Theatre at Olympia this Saturday at 11am.